Tuesday, November 11, 2014


RDespite this evidence, Tot really did love the Powder Keg. His first words Sunday morning were, "Mommy, the Powder Keg was awesome!"

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Poem

Road trip home.
Time to crochet.
Bible study.
Packing kits of Compassion.
Friend dinner.
I'm tired.
And uninspired.
I'll rest tonight and do more tomorrow.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Big Adventure

Some kid I know rode a big roller coaster today. He wanted to "try it". He was jazzed. 
He was so brave and excited. It paid off in spades. He loved it. 
I love him. 

Friday, November 7, 2014


I used to have a habit of taking myself too seriously. I was probably insufferable at certain portions of my life. It's a good thing I got over that. Tot helps. It's nice to be silly. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Our TV finally bit the dust.

MH has had flat panel television envy for a few years, but there was nothing wrong with ours to warrant a purchase. We purchased a big screen, rear projection TV in 2004 when we moved into our current house. Enormous is a good descriptor. We agreed to wait until ours croaked before pursuing a new one. That day finally came. While we were watching a nice family episode of American Ninja Warrior, all of a sudden, there were THREE warriors on the course - a red one, a blue one, and a green one. The color balance was all out of whack, and very difficult to correct. But correct it I did, manually, line by line only to have it bounce back out again after about 30 minutes of watching. We agreed to replace rather than repair due to its age and size.

Our nice new flat panel TV is so nice. It even streams from Amazon Prime and other streaming sites. It's rather nifty! What is also nifty is that we were able to get rid of the large cabinet along with the large TV, so we rearranged and redecorated to welcome the new TV to the house.

I found inspiration here and put our own spin on it. My best friend / personal shopper / decorator came over to help arrange and hang and oversee the new decorations, and we have tweeked it over the weeks. We still want to find a couple specific pieces, but we are all pleased with the current status.
The process. The blanket is folded to match the size of the TV.

Latest version.

I LOVE our mantel now.

New, more open furniture arrangement.